Dorothy Ann Banks

A photo of Dorothy Ann Banks

Dorothy passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, at Riverview Gardens, Chatham, Ontario at the age of 86.  Beloved wife of Ted Banks for over 67 years. Dear mother of Lynn (Michael) Mark (Linda), Todd (Jackie). Sadly missed by grandchildren, Lisa, Ryan, Aiden, Alex and Rhys. Predeceased by parents Wilfred and Virginia O’Neill.  Survived by brothers Dan (Yvonne) and Tom (Dorothy) O’Neill.

Dorothy was extremely proud of her kids and was a doting grandmother.  Dorothy was renowned within the family for her cooking, she possessed over 100 cookbooks and had numerous generational recipes that she had perfected.  One of Dorothy’s favorite pastimes was shopping and if shopping was an Olympian sport, she would have been in the running.  Nothing was too far afield in her quests for the perfect item, some people say she was born to shop.   Mother enjoyed travel, including the annual pilgrimages south each year.  She loved the West Coast of Canada and the Gulf Islands.  One holiday highlight in particular was a trip to Japan.

The family would like to thank all of Dorothy’s caregivers over the later years.  You know who you are! Their kindness and attention was greatly appreciated by the family.  Special thank you to the caring staff at Riverview and not least, Dorothy’s long-standing physician, Dr Martha Clendenning.

Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, Lynn. Thinking of you and your entire family during this difficult time. Krista (Pilon) Gladstone

I send my deepest sympathy to all of the Banks family. I can't get over the resemblance Lynn. Your mother was a beautiful lady and I remember with such fondness our waitressing shenanigans at Molly & OJ's and your Mom and Dad often being customers. How life goes by! Thinking of you all. Peggy

Our condolences to you Ted and the family . Our thoughts are with you at this time .

So sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a beautiful lady and always so nice. I can picture her and Mom up on heaven catching up ❤🙏

So sorry to hear this news. The first thing I thought of was those shopping trips to London with a couple 13 year old girls. Lynn, my heart breaks for you. Take some small comfort with those memories.

Todd, Jackie and family. Thinking of you all.

My condolences to you Ted and your family in the loss of your wife. May the Lord give you strength to get through the days ahead. Thinking of you.

Todd & Family Sending my heart felt condolences.

My deepest condolences to Ted and families in the passing of a beautiful woman, inside and out. Dorothy, I will miss our chats and visits. Sorrowful, Comforting hugs to you all.

We are very sorry to hear about your loss she will be greatly missed.

I am so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was a truly a beautiful person. Ted and the family will miss her greatly. The many, many people she touched will never forget her !!

Ted and families, So very sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug Hodgson

My deepest condolences Ted and family. I had the pleasure of working with Dorothy at Nina Maries. She was always a classy lady and a pleasure to be with. So sorry for your loss.

Our condolences go out to Ted and the family.